#NepalFloods2017: Youth Use Social Media Strategy for Relief Measures

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#NepalFloods2017: Youth Use Social Media Strategy for Relief Measures

August 24, 2017

Seems the relief measures being undertaken in support of flood victims in Nepal are leaving no stone unturned.

This became evident in a recent initiative taken by Biratnagar youth, wherein, large number of youths reached out to social networking sites to form a collective group that can support ongoing relief measures.

Hundreds of youth, who got connected through Facebook, formed a group and participated in rehabilitation measures for the flood victims of Biratnagar.

This all started with a Facebook post made by Sabin Dahal of Biratnagar on August 12, 2017, wherein, he said a team of youth was on standby to support flood victims. Large number of Biratnagar youth responded and hundreds of them stepped ahead to take part in rescue, relief and rehabilitation measures in flood-hit areas.

“Facebook page played a critical role in connecting youth for the humanitarian cause,” said Dahal.

The team of youth further formed the Youth Mobilization Committee coordinated by Dipak Chapagain to continue their efforts along with using Facebook platform to inform and communicate about the social problems and their activities. They went on to organize various awareness programmes on health and sanitation.

“This committee was formed with the initiative of Biratnagar Metropolitan City and it will carry out various activities for social reforms and unity. Youth have been engaged in rehabilitation and sanitation activities after the devastating floods,” said Chapagain.

Lauding the youth for their support, Biratnagar Mayor Parajuli said, “We succeeded in mitigating human loss and property loss because of the selfless contribution of more than 500 Biratnagar youth,” while also informing that youth will be mobilized for the development of the metropolis in the days to come.

Out of the 12,000 victims displaced by floods in Biratnagar, 8,000 victims were rehabilitated by the Biratnagar Metropolitan City (BMC) yesterday.

August 24, 2017 |

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